The voluntary organization “Minami Shinshu Outing Team” With “” created by the Achi Hirugami Tourist Bureau in Chisato Achi Village and “Kafune Nursing” in the north of Iida City rents and assists wheelchairs equipped with the towing assistance device “JINRIKI”.
Novel coronavirus vaccines are less likely to cause side effects for those aged 65 or older, Japan’s health ministry said Friday. The interim finding was reported at a meeting of the ministry’s expert panel on the relationship between coronavirus vaccines and side effects. Japan is slated to begin administering vaccines to elderly citizens Monday.
The Japanese government aims to start COVID-19 vaccinations on April 1, the beginning of fiscal 2021, for a total of some 36 million people in the country who will become 65 or older in the year, aiming to finish the vaccinations within three months.
The Japanese government has asked ten prefectures under its coronavirus state of emergency to launch an intensive coronavirus testing campaign at elderly care facilities. The action is in response to the growing number of cluster infections at such facilities.